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Robert A. Siegel Auction Galleries, Inc. Sale: 1215

United States
10c 1847 Issue

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2236
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Huge margins all around, intense shade and proof-like impression, tied by two strikes of blue "PAID" cancel, matching partly clear strike of "New York & Phila. R.R. Jun. 2" route agent's circular datestamp on 1848 blue folded letter to New York, small edge tear at top center

EXTREMELY FINE. A WONDERFULLY CHOICE EXAMPLE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A RAILROAD COVER.

From the Stuart correspondence. Ex Arch. With 2000 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,200.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:35:39 EST
Sold For 2200

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2237
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Large to huge margins including wide bottom sheet margin, tied by three strikes of blue grid cancel, matching "Geneva N.Y. Dec. 2" (1847) circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, stamp lifted, cleaned and put back on cover on which it originated, otherwise Extremely Fine, a scarce bottom sheet-margin example of the 10c 1847 Issue, with 2004 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:36:08 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2238
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Position 88R, large margins, tied by multiple strikes of red "St. Louis Mo. 10 Jun. 5" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Philadelphia, Very Fine and choice, an attractive cover (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:36:42 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2239
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Position 55L, large margins all around, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Albany N.Y. Nov. 28" (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter to Baltimore, vertical file fold at center, Very Fine, a beautiful stamp, this is one of only two covers listed in the USPCS census from Albany to Baltimore and the only example with a 10c stamp (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:36:58 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2240
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Huge margins to full including right sheet margin, cancelled by manuscript "X", red "Shawneetown Ill. Dec. 11" (1848) circular datestamp on folded letter to Galena Ill., Very Fine and choice double-weight use, with 1987 Jakubek certificate (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:37:13 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2241
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var). Three large margins including part of adjoining stamp at right, tied by red grid cancel, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Feb. 16" circular datestamp on folded cover to Ludlow Beebee in Philadelphia, manuscript "5 Due" in dark blue ink, Very Fine, incorrectly charged an additional 5c, this should have been charged 10c if overweight (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 700.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:37:42 EST
Sold For 700

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2242
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Large margins to ample, cancelled by red grid, matching "Rochester N.Y. Aug. 14" (1847) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York City, manuscript "Mail Paid" at lower left, Very Fine, very early use from Rochester -- only one other recorded earlier (Aug. 11), with 1998 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:38:04 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2243
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Huge margins to full including part of adjoining stamp at top, tied by red grid cancel and matching "Cincinnati O. 10 Jul. 11" (1850) integral-rate circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Boston Mass., fresh and Very Fine, ex MacKenzie and Matthies (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:38:25 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2244
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Large margins to ample, tied by red square grid cancel, matching "New-York Jul. 6" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Gainesville Ala., embossed corner card of Swift, Hurlbut & Co. with manuscript "Paid" written over embossing, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:38:39 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2245
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Three full to large margins, clear to full at bottom, tied by red grid cancels, matching "Lewiston N.Y. Mar. 11" circular datestamp on buff envelope to North Wakefield N.H., fresh and Very Fine, the only 10c 1847 cover used from Lewiston (one 5c is also known) (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:38:58 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2246
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Full margins to clear, tied by greenish-blue grid cancel, matching "Frankfort Ky. Jul. 24" (1850) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to New York, stamp with small toned spot from address ink, otherwise Very Fine, ex Dr. Kapiloff (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 500.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:39:10 EST
Sold For 500

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2247
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Three large margins, clear to full at left, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Norfolk Va. Oct. 16" (1850) circular datestamp on folded letter to New York, interesting contents inquires about the length of spans between poles for telegraphs and includes an illustration on bottom flap of a span, stamp has been lifted and replaced on the originating cover, Very Fine, ex Sampson, with 1978 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:39:44 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2248
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Large margins to ample, tied by red grid cancel, matching "Roswell Ga. Jan. 3" circular datestamp on blue cover to Darien Ga., some natural bleach spots affect stamp (mostly on back), Fine appearance, scarce use, ex Hart and Stollnitz (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:40:08 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2249
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black (2). Large margins to just touched, crisp impression, tied by two strikes of blue "10" in oval cancel, matching "Baltimore Md. Sep. 6" (1849) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Ludlow Vt., fresh and Fine, ex Stephen Brown (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 475.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:40:24 EST
Sold For 475

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2250
Symbol: C
Cat No: 2

image 10c Black, Short Transfer at Top (2 var). Horizontal strip of three, left stamp the Short Transfer variety, large margins to just in, scissors-cuts between stamps at bottom, tied by red grid cancels, matching "U.S. Express Mail Boston Mass. Oct. 5" (ca. 1848) route agent's circular datestamp on gray folded cover to Ludlow Beebee in Philadelphia, strip lifted and replaced, address sheet with toned spots, tears and nick

FINE APPEARANCE. A SCARCE STRIP OF THREE OF THE 10-CENT 1847 ISSUE ON A FOLDED COVER FROM BOSTON TO PHILADELPHIA, PAID AT THE SHORT-LIVED TRIPLE RATE PRIOR TO FEBRUARY 1849.

The USPCS census lists only 22 strips of three of the 10c 1847 Issue. With 2003 P.F. certificate. Scott Retail for strip of three off cover $10,000.00 (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:40:54 EST
Sold For 2600


1851-56 Issue

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2251
Symbol: C
Cat No: 5A

image 1c Blue, Ty. Ib (5A). Position 6R1E, large margins at sides, clear at top and just slightly in at bottom, used with 1c Blue, Ty. II (7), similar margins, cancelled by criss-cross pen strokes, tied by blue handstamps, matching "Iowa City Iowa Sep. 13" (1851) circular datestamp on folded printed circular to Cincinnati, receipt docketing at right, some minor splitting along fold at top

VERY FINE. ONE OF THE TWO MOST DISTINCT EXAMPLES OF THIS RARE TYPE FROM PLATE 1 EARLY. AN EXTREMELY RARE EARLY USE OF THE ONE-CENT 1851 TYPE 1b ON A PRINTED CIRCULAR FROM IOWA.

With 1979 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 5,000-7,500

Openings not Provided


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:41:31 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2252
Symbol: C
Cat No: 6

image 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (6). Position 100L4, three large margins including interpane margin at right, just in at top, showing full design at bottom, tied by light strike of "Springfield Mass. Jun. 18" (1857) circular datestamp on blue folded printed notice to Chatham N.Y. and forwarded to Hillsdale N.Y.

VERY FINE. A BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SHEET-MARGIN EXAMPLE OF THE IMPERFORATE ONE-CENT TYPE Ia ON COVER.

Ex "Lake Shore". With 1997 P.F. certificate (Image)

$ 14,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 5,500.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:42:12 EST
Sold For 5500

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2253
Symbol:
Cat No: 9

image 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9). Position 91R1L, huge margins all around except just clear at top right including bottom left corner interpane margin with full guideline, tied by bold strike of "Franklinton N.Y. Jul. 29" circular datestamp on part of pink cover front only to Spring Hope N.Y., some ink erosion in address, refolded, stamp with few ink spots probably from address, it is still Extremely Fine and a rare corner position stamp (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 160.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:42:40 EST
Sold For 160

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2254
Symbol: C
Cat No: 11

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. I (11). Rich color, two large margins, others slightly in, used as forwarding postage on 3c Red on Buff Nesbitt entire (U10) originating with "White Sulphur Ky. May 15" manuscript postmark, addressed to Warsaw Ky. and forwarded to North Middleton Ky., 3c stamp tied by bold blue "Cincinnati & Louisville Mail Route 20 May" route agent's circular datestamp, carried by contract steamboat, Very Fine, a remarkable use of this scarce route agent's marking, ex Atkins (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,500.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:43:19 EST
Sold For 1500

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2255
Symbol: C
Cat No: 11A

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Three huge margins including left sheet margin, just in at top, tied by blue "Cambridgeport Mass. Aug. 21" circular datestamp on buff cover to Boston with Fremont three-quarter portrait in oval, John Andrew imprint, Very Fine and attractive (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:43:37 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2256
Symbol:
Cat No: 11A

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. II (11A). Margins to just into frameline at right, tied by large vivid yellow Randolph Macon College Va. circular datestamp on buff cover to Suffolk Va., manuscript "Paid 3" at left, the cancel is pure yellow which makes the letters difficult to discern but viewed in natural light the color glows off the paper

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE TRUE YELLOW CIRCULAR DATESTAMP CANCEL ON AN 1851 ISSUE COVER. VERY FEW ARE KNOWN.

Randolph Macon College is known for colored cancels during the decades of the 1850's-1860's. In addition to blue cancels there is a vivid green and this yellow, which is the rarest color used to cancel an 1851 Issue stamp.

With 1991 P.F. certificate and accompanied by a 1932 letter from Edson J. Fifield of Scott Stamp & Coin Co. stating this will be the basis for a new catalogue listing. Scott Retail for on-cover yellow cancel (Image)

$ 15,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 4,000.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:44:10 EST
Sold For 4000

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2257
Symbol: C
Cat No: 12

image 5c Red Brown (12). Large to huge margins showing traces of two adjoining stamps, used with 10c Green, Ty. II (14) and 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), 5c small repaired nick in left margin, 10c small repaired nick in bottom margin, tied by "Mineral Point Wis. Sep. 4" circular datestamp on legal-size cover to Philadelphia Pa., sender's notation "3 Deeds", backflaps reattached

VERY FINE APPEARANCE. A RARE COMBINATION TO PAY THE SIX-TIMES DOMESTIC RATE.

Domestic uses of the 5c 1856 are uncommon, and only a few covers are known with multiple-stamp combinations such as this.

Ex Caspary and Mayer (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

Openings not Provided


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:44:35 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2258
Symbol: C
Cat No: 12

image 5c Red Brown (12). Three huge margins including parts of adjoining stamps at left and bottom, just in at right, tied by well-struck "Philadelphia Pa. May 19" (1856) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Halifax, Nova Scotia, bold "10" and large "6" Canadian due markings, light strike of "United States" in oval handstamp, sender's ship-name directive "per America via Boston", transit and receiving backstamps, vertical file folds do not affect stamp, Fine and scarce use (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:44:51 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2259
Symbol: C
Cat No: 12

image 5c Red Brown (12). Large margins all around including part of adjoining stamps at top and bottom, bright shade, tied by unobtrusive strikes of "New Orleans La. Mar. ?" (1857) circular datestamps on blue folded cover to Bordeaux, France, "Boston Br. Pkt. 25 Mar.", London, Paris and receiving backstamps, bold "GB/1F60c" Anglo-French accountancy handstamp, bold "8" decimes due handstamp, light horizontal file fold does not affect stamp, Very Fine and attractive Three-Months use sent just before the April 1 U.S.-French treaty went into effect, ex Hill, signed Ashbrook (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:45:03 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2260
Symbol: C
Cat No: 12

image 5c Red Brown (12). Vertical pair and single, irregular margins including part of four adjoining stamps but cut in on other sides, tied by "New Orleans La. Jun. 7" circular datestamps on cover to Navarrenx, France, red "Boston Paid 12 Jun. 17" credit datestamp, 1857 French transit, "8" decimes due marking, some slight wear, about Fine, ex "Patrick Henry" and "Lake Shore" (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:45:21 EST
Sold For 0

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2261
Symbol: C
Cat No: 14

image 10c Green, Ty. II (14). Huge margins to full including top sheet margin, tied by "Bristol R.I. Jul. 24" circular datestamp on cover to Havana, Cuba, stamp also tied by red "New-York Aug. 2, 1856" circular datestamp, blue "NA" and "1" handstamps, receiving backstamp, "1247" handstamp of unknown origin, slight wear, Extremely Fine and attractive use (Image)

E. $ 200-300

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 325.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:46:02 EST
Sold For 325

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2262
Symbol: C
Cat No: 14

image 10c Green, Ty. III/II (15/14). Vertical pair, top stamp Type III, large margins all around, used with 1c Blue, Ty. IV (9), large margins to clear (slightly overlaps pair), tied by grid cancels, red "New Orleans La. Oct. 21" (1855) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red "New York Am. Packet Oct. 31" circular datestamp, Calais transit, neat "8" decimes due handstamp, transit and arrival backstamps, Very Fine, scarce use, most letters were sent at the less expensive British Packet rate, ex LeBow, with 2005 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:46:24 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2263
Symbol: C
Cat No: 17a

image 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Bottom right diagonal half, tied by "San Francisco Cal. 10 Sep." circular datestamp on brown cover to East Hartford Conn., Oct. 16, 1852 receipt docketing at top, fresh and Fine (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:46:46 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2264
Symbol: C
Cat No: 17a

image 12c Black, Diagonal Half Used as 6c (17a). Bottom left diagonal half, tied by "New York & Philadelphia R.R. Feb. 25" (1852) circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Philadelphia, docketing indicates New York origination, vertical file fold affects bisect, otherwise Very Fine, a rare intra-east coast bisect use and one of only three known to us with this railroad route agent's datestamp (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:47:30 EST
Sold For 650


1857-60 Issue

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2265
Symbol: C
Cat No: 19

image 1c Blue, Ty. Ia (19). Position 100L4 with bottom sheet margin, perfs clipped at top, creased, tied by "Albany N.Y. Paid" dateless circle on cover to Chaumont N.Y., fresh cover and Fine appearing stamp, desirable with the bottom sheet margin, scarce, ex "Lake Shore", signed Ashbrook (Image)

$ 9,500.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,200.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:48:40 EST
Sold For 1200

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2266
Symbol: C
Cat No: 20

image 1c Blue, Ty. II (20). Plate 2, vertical strip of three, tied by "Indianapolis Ind. Nov. 9, 1857" circular datestamps on light yellow cover to Waltham Mass., fresh and Very Fine, ex Haas, with 1980 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 375.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:49:15 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2267
Symbol: C
Cat No: 26

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26). Rich color, tied by well-struck "STEAM-BOAT" straightline handstamp on Steam Engine Works illustrated cover to New York, with 1859-dated enclosure, Very Fine and choice, a beautiful cover, accompanied by illustrated cover for Oneida Seminary with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26) tied by grid from Watertown N.Y. to Ogdensburgh N.Y., ex Chase (Image)

E. $ 400-500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:49:57 EST
Sold For 600

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2268
Symbol: C
Cat No: 26

image 3c Dull Red, Ty. III, Plate Crack (26 var). Position 71L18, choice centering, rich color and sharp impression showing the extraordinary lightning bolt crack across the design through the top of Washington's head, tied by red circular datestamp (town name unclear) on small cover to Chicago, Extremely Fine stamp and pristine cover, a beautiful example of this major plate crack on cover with a colored cancel, with 2014 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 1,600.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:51:24 EST
Sold For 1600

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2269
Symbol: C
Cat No: 28

image 5c Red Brown, Ty. I (28). Horizontal pair, vivid rich color and sharp proof-like impression, tied by perfectly struck "Fentonville Mich. Jul 6" circular datestamp on buff cover to Folsom City, Cal., single pulled perf on right stamp, otherwise Extremely Fine, a handsome and rare domestic transcontinental use, ex Mason, Ackerman, Gibson, Knapp and "Sevenoaks" (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 650.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:52:38 EST
Sold For 650

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2270
Symbol: C
Cat No: 28

image 5c Red Brown (28). Vertical strip of three with interpane margin and guideline at left, rich color, scissors-trimmed perfs at bottom, used with vertical strip of three 10c Green, Ty. III/II/III (33/32/33), scissors-trimmed perfs at top, tied by "New Orleans La. Dec. 2, 1857" circular datestamp on folded cover to Paris, France, red "New York Paid 9 Dec. 12" credit datestamp (three-times 3c credit for American Packet), ultramarine Havre transit datestamp, red "PD" in frame, horizontal file fold thru center 5c stamp (pressed-out crease), still Fine appearing and an impressive triple-rate franking, ex "Lake Shore" (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:53:01 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2271
Symbol: C
Cat No: 28A

image 5c Indian Red (28A). Vertical strip of three, usual scissors-separation with perfs complete except for a few blunted perfs at bottom, rich color, tied by "New Orleans La. Apr. 10, 1858" circular datestamps on folded letter to Bordeaux, France, red Boston credit datestamp and French transits, Fine and handsome Indian Red cover, with 1972 P.F. certificate, Scott Retail for off-cover strip of three (Image)

$ 13,000.00

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 2,800.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:54:03 EST
Sold For 2800

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2272
Symbol: C
Cat No: 28A

image 5c Indian Red (28A). Marvelous color, couple nibbed perfs at bottom, used with two 10c Green, Ty. III (33), manuscript cancels (not tied) with matching "Jersey Landing Ills. Aug. 4" (1858) manuscript postmark at left on mourning bordered cover to Liverpool, England, red "19" credit handstamp, red "America Liverpool Paid AU 28 58" circular datestamp, fresh and Fine use overpaying the 24c rate by 1c, with 1985 P.F. certificate (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 550.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:54:29 EST
Sold For 550

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2273
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Bright shade, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, "Boston Br. Pkt. Mar. 6" (1861) backstamp on blue folded cover to Calcutta, India, transit and receiving backstamps, manuscript due markings, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 225.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:55:07 EST
Sold For 225

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2274
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Choice centering, tied by large "Paid" grid cancel, "Boston Br. Pkt. Dec. 18" (1860) backstamp on blue folded letter to Calcutta, India, red London and Calcutta Steam Letter backstamps, manuscript due marking, Very Fine, ex Haas (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:55:36 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2275
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Tied by red grid cancel and matching "New-York Br. Pkt. Apr. 2" circular datestamp on blue folded letter datelined "Havana 18 Marzo 1861", and addressed to San Sebastian, Spain, blue "4R" due handstamp, red London and receiving backstamps, Very Fine, a very unusual use from Cuba to Spain via U.S. (Image)

E. $ 300-400

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 350.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:56:32 EST
Sold For 350

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2276
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Horizontal pair with captured imprint at left, well-centered, dark shade, few toned perfs, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Oct. 22, 1860" circular datestamp on cover to Cornell Me., cover with small sealed tear at bottom right, Very Fine, captured imprints on the 5c 1857 are scarce, this transcontinental use of such is rare, ex "Lake Shore" (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 275.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:56:57 EST
Sold For 275

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2277
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). L-shaped block of three, tied by red grid cancels, matching "New York Paid 12 Aug. 1" (1860) credit datestamp on buff cover to Guelma, French Algeria, French transit datestamps including Paris, receiving backstamp, right stamp with pieces out at top and bottom, bottom left stamp with creases at bottom left from placement near edge of cover, otherwise Fine and rare use to an unusual destination, although Algeria was considered by French postal authorities to be part of France (with the same rates), it is highly regarded as a separate destination by postal history collectors (Image)

E. $ 500-750

Openings not Provided
Sold...US$ 425.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:57:35 EST
Sold For 425

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2278
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Positions 68-70R2, horizontal strip of three with part of captured imprint at upper right, tied by "San Francisco Cal. Jul. 1, 1861" circular datestamps on cover to Dordogne, France, endorsed "By overland mail" at upper right, red "New York Paid 12 Jul. 23" credit datestamp, appropriate transits, stamps also tied by red boxed "P.D." handstamp, some edgewear

VERY FINE. AN EXTREMELY RARE COVER SENT BY THE CENTRAL ROUTE VIA SALT LAKE CITY ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NEW DAILY OVERLAND MAIL SERVICE. ESPECIALLY DESIRABLE WITH THIS FRANKING, THE IMPRINT AND THE FOREIGN DESTINATION.

On March 12, 1861, service on the Southern Overland Mail Route (the Butterfield route) was ordered discontinued due to disruptions caused by the Civil War. The first daily stages on the new central route left St. Joseph and Placerville on July 1, 1861 (the same day the government contract for the Pony Express commenced). Both coaches reached their destinations on July 18, a savings of approximately eight days over the old route. (Image)

E. $ 2,000-3,000

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Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:58:17 EST
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Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2279
Symbol: C
Cat No: 30A

image 5c Brown, Ty. II (30A). Horizontal strip of three, tied by "New Orleans La. 7 Apr." (1861) circular datestamps on folded address sheet to Montrejeau, France, well-struck "Short Paid" in octagonal frame handstamp, "Boston Apr. 17 6" debit datestamp, French transit and "16" decimes due handstamp, transit and receiving backstamps, perfs scissors-separated barely affecting bottom right corner of right stamp, otherwise Very Fine and unusual Confederate State use of United States stamps, probably marked short paid due to weight (Image)

E. $ 1,000-1,500

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Sold...US$ 800.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:58:44 EST
Sold For 800

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2280
Symbol: C
Cat No: 31

image 10c Green, Ty. I (31). Positions 91-94L1, horizontal strip of four, scissors-separated leaving perfs intact at bottom, centered to right, fresh color, tied by two strikes of "New Orleans La. Feb. 28, 1858" circular datestamp, third clear strike at left on folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, New Orleans company backstamp, neat "5" reales due marking for Mexican postage, horizontal file fold away from stamps, cover lightly cleaned

VERY FINE. A RARE STRIP OF FOUR OF THE 10-CENT 1857 TYPE I ON A COVER TO VERA CRUZ.

The strip of four pays the four-times 10c rate to Mexico. Noted in The United States Ten-Cent Stamps 1855-59 on. p. 40. Ex Emerson, Knapp, Neinken, Ishikawa and "Sevenoaks". Signed Ashbrook. (Image)

E. $ 3,000-4,000

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Sold...US$ 2,300.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 15:59:27 EST
Sold For 2300

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2281
Symbol: C
Cat No: 33

image 10c Green, Ty. III (33). Horizontal strip of four, well-centered, wonderful deep rich color and sharp impression, tied by two light strikes of "New Orleans La. May 1, 1858" circular datestamp on blue folded cover to Vera Cruz, Mexico, "6" reales due handstamp for Mexican internal postage, couple light folds at bottom

VERY FINE. A STRIKING 1857 10-CENT TYPE III MULTIPLE ON A QUADRUPLE-RATE COVER TO MEXICO FROM THE HARGOUS CORRESPONDENCE. MULTIPLE-RATE COVERS TO MEXICO ARE RARELY FOUND IN THIS REMARKABLY FRESH AND CHOICE CONDITION.

Pencil note "Colson $200" on back, referring to the price paid to Warren H. Colson, probably more than 70 years ago. (Image)

E. $ 1,500-2,000

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Sold...US$ 1,100.00


Closed..Dec-17-2019, 16:00:09 EST
Sold For 1100

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2282
Symbol: C
Cat No: 35

image 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Well-centered, tied by bold "Grass Lake Mich. Feb. 1" circular datestamp on buff cover to Centreville Cal., forwarded twice, "Alvarado Cal. Mar. 11" large double-circle and "Dutch Flat Cal. Apr. 9" datestamps, one forwarding rate paid by 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), manuscript cancel, manuscript "Ford 3 cts" for second forwarding charge, Extremely Fine, a most unusual cover, ex "Sevenoaks" (Image)

E. $ 400-500

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Closed..Dec-17-2019, 16:00:36 EST
Sold For 375

Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2283
Symbol: C
Cat No: 35

image 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Rich color, tied by bold strike of red "New-York Oct. 25" (1860) circular datestamp on blue folded letter to Havana, Cuba, bold "NA1" due marking, some slight erosion in address, Very Fine (Image)

E. $ 300-400

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Closed..Dec-17-2019, 16:01:06 EST
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Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2284
Symbol: C
Cat No: 35

image 10c Green, Ty. V (35). Three singles, used with 3c Dull Red, Ty. III (26), tied by large "Paid" grid cancels on blue folded cover to Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, "Boston Br. Pkt. Paid Dec. 18" (1860) and Port Elizabeth (Feb. 16, 1861) backstamps, red crayon "28" credit handstamp, "1d" British Colonial credit handstamp, red London transit datestamp (Jan. 2), one 10c stamp with some small perf flaws and 3c lightly creased by faint file fold, appears Very Fine, attractive and colorful use paying the 33c rate by British Mail, with 1987 Jakubek certificate (Image)

E. $ 500-750

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Closed..Dec-17-2019, 16:01:24 EST
Sold For 275
Sale No: 1215
Lot No: 2285
Symbol: C
Cat No: 36B

image 12c Black, Plate 3 (36B). Three singles, cancelled by corks, red "N. York Am. Pkt. Paid 7 Nov. 10" (1860) credit datestamp on small cover to Geneva, Switzerland, sender's routing instructions "Per Prussian Closed Mail", two stamps tied by red boxed "Aachen Franco" datestamp, boxed "Franco/Preuss. Rep. Vereins/Auganga-Grenzes" (Paid to the Austrian-German Border), boxed "Short Paid" and red crayon "20", various backstamps, slightly reduced at left, stamps with few short perfs and some slight toning, still Fine and unusual, the 35c should have fully prepaid the 35c rate with a 1c overpayment (perhaps a carrier fee), the U.S. credit should have been 12c and the short paid marking was unnecessary, ex J. David Baker (Image)

E. $ 750-1,000

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Closed..Dec-17-2019, 16:01:43 EST
Sold For 400


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